Political parties, outside groups pour resources into preelection legal fights

Oct 8, 2020
They're spending tens of millions of dollars in court, fighting down to the wire over absentee and mail-in ballot rules.
According to the Standford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, there are more than 300 of these cases in 44 states.
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Why more workers are getting paid time off on Election Day

Oct 1, 2020
A growing list of companies are allowing their employees to get the day off or paying them to work the polls.
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COVID-19 makes a difficult voting process for people who are homeless even harder

Sep 22, 2020
The pandemic has limited access to information about how to vote and what the issues are.
People can use the address of a family member, a homeless service provider or even their physical location on the street to register, though it’s difficult to get voter information or mail-in ballots this way.
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How Black Americans have been blocked from voting throughout U.S. history

A conversation with Gilda R. Daniels, author of “Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America.”
Various labor unions and progressive organizations protest on Capitol Hill Sept. 16, 2015, calling for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court.
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Political groups spend millions to turn out new voters

Sep 15, 2020
Finding and educating previously unregistered voters — and getting them to the polls — is an expensive business.
A voter casts her ballot in Louisville  during Kentucky's primary in June.
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What it takes to turn a sports venue into a polling place

Sep 10, 2020
With record voter turnout expected in this year's elections, arenas and other large venues are turning into voting “supercenters."
The Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., is one of many sports arenas across the country that will be converted to voting "supercenters" for the November elections.
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Limited election security funds pose risk for 2020

Dec 19, 2019
Some members of Congress want to include more funding for election security in the next federal spending bill, due on Dec. 20.
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The midterms were about the economy, too

Nov 7, 2018
The strong economy may not have been the most popular talking point for politicians, but for voters it still mattered plenty.
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Corporate America pushes employees to the polls

Nov 5, 2018
Some companies are making it easier for employees to vote in tomorrow's midterms.
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Uber and Lyft are offering discounted or free rides to the polls on Tuesday

Nov 5, 2018
What's in it for the ride-sharing businesses?
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